Daily Archives: February 18, 2020

How MAXAIR Systems Respirators make following the CDC Coronavirus Guidelines easier

The MAXAIR CAPR combines safety and comfort with a patient-friendly interface

IRVINE, California, Feb. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — MAXAIR® CAPR® systems offer unprecedented overall safety, comfort, convenience, patient friendliness, and cost effectiveness for healthcare organizations seeking to comply with recent CDC guidelines for treating coronavirus cases.

MAXAIR Systems have become the respirators of choice for many healthcare organizations looking to augment or upgrade their respiratory protection equipment in the face of this current coronavirus outbreak.

With the World Health Organization (WHO) declaring the coronavirus outbreak a public health emergency of international concern, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is advising healthcare workers to observe interim recommendations regarding the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). These recommendations include the standard precaution to “…assume that every person is potentially infected or colonized with a pathogen that could be transmitted in the healthcare setting.”

Further, the referenced Standard Precautions specify that “(Healthcare) Personnel entering the room (of a patient with known or suspected COVID-19) should use PPE, including respiratory protection …”

Some of the key issues regarding choice of respirator design include accurate fit during actual working conditions, full face, head, and neck contact and fluid protection, overall comfort and non-interference to HCP while performing all required activities, and the ability to communicate with patients who are likely to be under considerable stress.

MAXAIR CAPR is an excellent solution for these and other concerns. This advanced designed PAPR (Powered Air Purifying Respirator) uniquely integrates the motor, fan, filter, and controlled air flow mechanism in a compact, lightweight Helmet. This eliminates the need for a long breathing tube connected to a belt mounted motor-blower-filter unit, both of which are external to gowning, require more rigorous cleaning procedures, and can restrict HCP maneuverability.

The MAXAIR CAPR Systems are positive pressure, loose fitting PAPRs for particulate contaminants and therefore all configurations do not require fit testing.

The type and level of protection required by the situation are addressed by the available CAPR face and head cover alternatives.

The DLC Cuff is a full-face cover (eyes, nose, mouth) that does not require goggles and provides a high protection factor (APF=25).

Shroud and Hood configurations additionally provide full head and neck coverage for respiratory and contact concerns, and a higher protection factor (APF=1000).

CAPRs newest line of Hoods, 2271PB-07 Single and 2272PB-07 Double, provide additional protection as they meet the requirements of the ASTM F1671 standard test method for resistance of materials used in protective clothing to penetration by blood-borne pathogens.

Each CAPR configuration provides HCP with a full, clear field of view and allows full patient communication that includes unobstructed friendly, comforting and reassuring facial expressions.

All MAXAIR PAPRs are NIOSH approved and include a safety LED ESLI (End of Service Life) indicator for both air flow and battery charge in the wearer’s upper peripheral vision, always on and visible during working conditions.

The combination of the LED heads up display, the constant flow air controller that is user adjustable to meet individual cooling vs. work exertion needs, and the choice of an 8-10 hour or a 12-15 hour Lithium Ion Battery,  assures that HCP can work through a full shift in comfort and without worry.

MAXAIR Systems are backed by a full warranty, on-site and teleconference live training, and a full complement of downloadable training videos and Users Instructions.

MAXAIR Systems have become the respirators of choice for many healthcare organizations looking to augment or upgrade their respiratory protection equipment in the face of this current coronavirus outbreak.

For superior respirator solutions for your healthcare providers treating infectious diseases, contact us at 949-424-3842 or by email at maxair@maxair-systems.com.

About Bio-Medical Devices Intl.
Bio-Medical Devices Intl, Inc. is a recognized leader in providing powered air purifying respirators (PAPRs) for various environments as healthcare, pharmaceutical manufacturing, bio-research labs, and industrial markets. For over 15 years, BMDI has been providing creative solutions to meet the needs wherever personal respiratory and contact concerns demand the highest quality of safety and comfort to the user. BMDI’s MAXAIR CAPR® Systems are advanced respiratory protection systems that meet all OSHA and NIOSH loose fitting (no Fit Testing required) PAPR requirements. MAXAIR Systems are in use in many healthcare settings and laboratories where airborne contaminants exist. CAPR Systems facilitate user compliance due to unique comfort and convenience. MAXAIR Systems have become the respirators of choice versus conventional PAPR and FFR (mask) designs in numerous organizations.

Logo – https://mma.prnewswire.com/media/1091025/MAXAIR_Systems.jpg

 

كيف تجعل أجهزة تنفس ماكسير سيستمز اتباع إرشادات السي دي سي للوقاية من فيروس كورونا أسهل

جهاز تنفس كابر من ماكسير يجمع بين الأمان وسهولة الاستعمال بواجهة صديقة للمريض

إيرفاين، كاليفورنيا، 18 شباط/فبراير، 2020 / بي آر نيوزواير / — أجهزة ماكسير كابر (MAXAIR® CAPR® ) توفر الأمان الكلي والسهولة والسلاسة وسهولة الاستعمال بالنسبة إلى المريض والجدوى الاقتصادية لمؤسسات الرعاية الصحية التي تسعى للتقيد بإرشادات مركز ضبط الأمراض الأميركي (سي دي سي) لمعالجة حالات الإصابة بفيروس كورونا.

MAXAIR Systems have become the respirators of choice for many healthcare organizations looking to augment or upgrade their respiratory protection equipment in the face of this current coronavirus outbreak.

ومع إعتبار منظمة الصحة العالمية World Health Organization (WHO) تفشي فيروس كورونا حالة طوارئ صحية عامة تثير قلقًا دوليًا a public health emergency of international concern، فإن مركز ضبط الأمراضالأميركية ينصح العاملين في مجال الرعاية الصحية بالتقيد بالتوصيات المؤقتة المتعلقة بفيروس كورونا interim recommendations regarding the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).  وتتضمن هذه التوصيات الاحتياطات القياسية لـ “افتراض أن كل شخص يُحتمل أن يكون مصابًا أو حاملا لمسبّب الأمراض الذي يمكن أن ينتقل في بيئة الرعاية الصحية.”

علاوة على ذلك، تحدد الاحتياطات المعيارية المشار إليها أنه “يجب على موظفي (الرعاية الصحية) الذين يدخلون غرفة مريض مصاب بفيروس كورونا  معروف أو مشتبه بهاستخدام معدات الوقاية الشخصية، بما في ذلك حماية الجهاز التنفسي) …”

تتضمن بعض المشكلات الرئيسية المتعلقة باختيار تصميم جهاز التنفس الصناعي الحجم الدقيق القياس للقناع أثناء ظروف العمل الفعلية، وتغطية الوجه الكامل، والتلامس مع الرأس والرقبة وحماية السوائل، والراحة العامة وعدم التدخل فيعمل عامل الرعاية الصحيةأثناء قيامه بجميع الأنشطة المطلوبة، والقدرة على التواصل مع المرضى الذين من المحتمل أن يكونوا تحت ضغط كبير.

جهاز MAXAIR CAPR ماكسير كابر هو حل ممتاز للتصدي لهذه المخاوف وغيرها. يتمتع جهاز تنفس تنقية الهواء المزود بالطاقة بتصميم فريد يجمع بين المحرك والمروحة والمرشح وآلية تدفق الهواء التي يتم التحكم بها في خوذة مدمجة وخفيفة الوزن. وهذا يلغي الحاجة إلى أنبوب طويل للتنفس متصل بوحدة مرشح منفاخ مثبتة على حزام، وكلاهما خارجي، ويتطلبان إجراءات تنظيف أكثر صرامة، ويمكن أن يقيد من قدرة حركة موظف الرعاية الصحية.

أنظمةماكسير كابر هي أجهزة ضغط إيجابي، فضفاضة للملوثات، وبالتالي فإن جميع تكويناتها لا تتطلب اختبار مواءمة الحجم.

تتم معالجة نوع ومستوى الحماية التي يتطلبها الموقف من خلال بدائل غطاء الرأس والغطاء المتاحة منجهاز تنفس كابر.

كُم دي أل سي هو غطاء كامل الوجه (العين والأنف والفم) ولا يتطلب نظارات واقية ويوفر عامل حماية عالي (APF = 25).

توفر تكوينات روب المريض والقبعة غطاء كاملا للرأس والعنق لتوفير الوظائف التنفسية والتلامسية، وعامل حماية أعلى  (APF = 1000).

الخط الجديد من القبعات لأنظمة تنفس كابر، المفردة 2271PB-07   والمزدوجة 2272PB-07   يوفر حماية إضافية لأنه يلبي متطلبات طريقة الاختبار القياسية ASTM F1671 لمقاومة المواد المستخدمة في الملابس الواقية للاختراق بواسطة مسببات الأمراض المنقولة بالدم.

يوفر كل تكوينلكابر لموظفي الرعاية الصحية مجال رؤية كاملًا واضحًا ويسمح بالتواصل التام مع المريض بما في ذلك تعبيرات الوجه الصديقة والمريحة والمطمئنة.

تمت الموافقة على جميع أجهزة تنفس ماكسير المزودة بالطاقة حسب معايير NIOSH وتشمل مؤشر الليدESLI  للأمان (نهاية عمر الخدمة) لتدفق الهواء وشحن البطارية في الرؤية الطرفية العلوي لمرتديها، التي تكون مشيرة إلى التشغيل الدائم ومرئية أثناء ظروف العمل.

تضمن مجموعة شاشاتالليد المنذرة، وجهاز التحكم في تدفق الهواء الثابت القابل للتعديل من قبل المستخدم تلبية احتياجات التبريد الفردية والعمل، واختيار بطارية ليثيوم أيون من 8 إلى 10 ساعات أو 12-15 ساعة، أنبوسع موظف الرعاية الصحيةالعمل لفترة مناوبة كاملة براحة ودون قلق.

تأتي منتجات  ماكسير سيستمز مدعومة بضمان كامل وتدريب مباشر في الموقع والمؤتمرات عن بُعد، بالإضافة إلى مجموعة كاملة من مقاطع الفيديو التدريبية القابلة للتحميل وإرشادات المستخدمين.

أصبحت ماكسير سيستمزهي أجهزة التنفس المفضلة لدى العديد من مؤسسات الرعاية الصحية التي تسعى إلى زيادة أو تحديث معدات الحماية التنفسية لديها في مواجهة تفشي فيروس كورونا الحالي.

للحصول على حلول فائقة للتنفس لموفري الرعاية الصحية الذين يعالجون الأمراض المعدية، اتصل بنا على 949-424-3842  أو عن طريق البريد الإلكتروني على maxair@maxair-systems.com.

حول بيوميديكال ديفايسز إنترناشيونال

شركة Bio-Medical Devices Intl, Inc.  هي شركة رائدة في مجال توفير أجهزة التنفس الصناعي التي تعمل بالطاقة (PAPRs) لمختلف البيئات مثل الرعاية الصحية وتصنيع الأدوية ومختبرات البحوث الحيوية والأسواق الصناعية. منذ أكثر من 15 عامًا، تقدم الشركة حلولًا مبتكرة لتلبية الاحتياجات حيثما تتطلب مشكلات الجهاز التنفسي والاتصال الشخصية أعلى جودة من الأمان والراحة للمستخدم. تعد أنظمة ماكسير كابر من بيوميديكال ديفايسز إنترناشيونال أنظمة حماية تنفسية متقدمة تلبي جميع متطلبات التنفس الاصطناعي من OSHA و NIOSH. ماكسير سيستمز قيد الاستخدام في العديد من بيئات الرعاية الصحية والمختبرات حيث توجد الملوثات المحمولة جواً. تسهل أنظمة كابر امتثال المستخدم بفضل الراحة الفريدة وسهولة الاستخدام. أصبحت ماكسير سيستمز هي أجهزة التنفس المفضلة بالمقارنة مع تصميمات البابر و FFR التقليدية (القناع) في العديد من المنظمات.

 https://mma.prnewswire.com/media/1091025/MAXAIR_Systems.jpg – الصورة 

 

شركة أبسن تطلق سلسلة شاشة الليد “فينيوز” في معرض آي أس إي 2020

شنجن، الصين، 18 شباط/فبراير / بي آر نيوزواير / — أعلنت شركة أبسن الرائدة في تصنيع منتجات الليد الضوئية عن إطلاق حل جديد فائق من ناحية خفة الوزن للأغراض السياحية في يوم افتتاح معرض آي أس إي 2020 (11-14 فبراير 2020).

سلسلة”فينيوز” (في أن) هي شاشات ليد مبتكرة تم تصميمها خصيصًا للحفلات والمهرجانات نظرًا لقدرتها على تركيب شاشات كبيرة الحجم بسرعة. يتميز المنتج بتصميم فريد متكامل من نوعه “الوحدة على الإطار”. وبفضل إزالة الإطار الفرعي (إطار الخزانة)، تكون سلسلة فينيوز أخف بنسبة 27٪ من الحلول المنافسة. وفي الواقع فإن شاشاتها التي يبلغ وزنها 27.5 كغم / متر مربع، تعتبر أخف حل متكامل للسياحة في السوق، مما يتيح للفرق الإبداعية خفض الوزن، وتوفير التكاليف وبناء جدرانشاشات ليدأكبر من ذي قبل – يصل ارتفاعها إلى 20 مترًا.

تم تصميم سلسلة”في أن”  لتوفير الوقت الثمين للأطقم. ففي صناعة تتميز بالضغوط المتزايدة على أجهزة الاستئجار لأوقات إعداد المسارح، تجعلفينيوزعملية التركيب أسرع بكثير بفضل حجم الخزانة الكبير (1500 × 1000) ونظام الإغلاق السريع. كما أنها أسهل لناحية الصيانة والترقية حيث يمكن إغلاق الوحدات بسرعة دون الحاجة إلى تفكيك هيكل الإطار.

ستتوفر سلسلة”في أن”بحجمين قياسيين: 1500 مم (العرض) × 1000 مم (الارتفاع) و 500 مم × 1000 مم، للسماح بخيارات مخصصة بالكامل. وستتوفر هذه السلسلة في إصدارات بيكسلات 3.9 مم و 4.8 مم و 8.3 مم، وتتميز بسطوع يصل إلى 5000 شمعة. تسمح سلسلة”في أن”أيضًا بخيارات منحنية مقعرة ومحدبة لتصاميم حائط فيديو عالية الإبداع creative video؛ مع تباينات أفقية قابلة للتعديل مجانية من -10 إلى +10 درجة، مما يسمح بتحديد موضع ثابت عند -10 درجة، -5 درجة، 0 درجة، + 5 درجة و + 10 درجة.

تم تزويد جميع شاشات فينيوز ليد بأنابيب من ألياف الكربون مع طبقات خاصة مضادة للانزلاق لضمان سلامة المتسلقين، مع خطاطيف أمان إضافية حتى يتمكن المركبون من تأمين أنفسهم في كل خطوة من عملية البناء. نظام قفل “في أن” السهل مع مقابض كبيرة الحجم سهل الاستخدام حتى مع وجود قفازات سميكة، مع علامات القفل / فتح القفل المرمز بالألوان وقفل تلقائي عمودي لتجربة مستخدم محسّنة. يمكن تعليق المنتج بسهولة وتركيبه ونقله، بفضل نظام دوللي 5 في 1. تتوفر أيضًا ميزة مقاومة الرياح التي تمكن من تحمل رياح قوة عاصفة تصل إلى المستوى 8.

 

SDRPY Establishes Association for Agricultural Revival in Yemen

AL-JAWF, Yemen, Feb. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Ma’in Association, the first agricultural society in the Yemeni province of Al-Jawf approved in accordance with the Yemeni law on NGOs and private institutions, has been established under the auspices of the Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen (SDRPY). The association will work to provide products and services to Yemeni farmers and help develop the agriculture sector in Al-Jawf Governorate.

The Ma’in Association – named after the ancient Yemeni Kingdom of Ma’in that originated in the first millennium BC – will meet a variety of agriculture sector requirements, adapting old methods to modern ways, contributing to stability in the prices of goods and services, training citizens in project management and community service, studying needs, and proposing solutions. The association’s activities include plant cultivation, livestock breeding, veterinary services, honey production, product marketing, and reclamation, rehabilitation and development of agricultural land.

Al-Jawf province is well known for numerous crops and accounts for roughly 6% of Yemeni agricultural production. Ma’in Association seeks both to increase output by supplying production essentials to farmers, and to coordinate with donor agencies and international organizations in rendering support to farmers, extending agricultural loans in coordination with relevant authorities, building farmers’ capacities, resolving challenges facing the sector, and developing technologies for achieving excellence.

In establishing the association, SDRPY seeks an exchange of Yemeni and Saudi experiences in sectoral development, including the ways communities work together to benefit society, and to bring the opinions of farmers and officials into the various directorates of the province through the workshops that the program undertakes to address constraints facing agricultural development in the governorate.

Greenhouses

SDRPY has launched projects for the installation and operation of greenhouses in several Yemeni governorates, including Hajjah, Al-Mahra and others. Greenhouses are considered among the most recent and important SDRPY initiatives in Yemen, representing a genuine pillar of the Yemeni agriculture sector. As they are unaffected by climatic conditions and offer an environment suitable for year-round cultivation and crop diversification, greenhouses represent a source of constant material returns and constitute a safe method of increasing income and ensuring livelihoods for farmers.

Through drip irrigation, greenhouses contribute to reduced water waste. Condensation from drops evaporated in greenhouses is converted into water suitable for irrigation and is thus reused. Furthermore, greenhouse crops are often grown organically because of the protected environment provided. Production capacity is higher than that of open fields due to the technology used, which helps protect crops from storms and pests.

Irrigation

SDRPY has rehabilitated and drilled over 40 wells in Yemen, equipping them with solar powered pumps to supply enough water to meet the daily demands of local communities for agricultural self-sufficiency. The groundwater of Yemeni farms is a major resource for irrigating land and watering livestock.

Assessing Needs, Expanding Opportunities

SDRPY personnel meet periodically with Yemeni agriculture sector officials, and engineers from the program conduct periodic field visits to rural areas to meet Yemeni farmers and assess needs in coordination with local authorities. SDRPY aims to meet the needs of farmers, improve their income, create jobs, reclaim and cultivate land, support greenhouse projects, and secure agricultural equipment and accessories.

Agriculture is the main source of income for most people in Yemen, with 47.68% of the population directly employed in the sector and more than 70% dependent on it for income. For this reason, SDRPY is keen to empower Yemeni farmers, promoting their occupation as a sustainable source of livelihood for their families. Agricultural projects expand the range of new job opportunities, whether directly or indirectly, making agriculture decisive to Yemen’s recovery.

The Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen (SDRPY) has launched several sustainable development projects to support the Yemeni agriculture sector. SDRPY focuses on agricultural projects with sustainable solutions to help achieve food security, increase irrigation, and raise productivity and efficiency.

Photo – https://mma.prnewswire.com/media/1091646/SDRPY_1.jpg
Photo – https://mma.prnewswire.com/media/1091647/SDRPY_2.jpg

Sunon Charity Foundation Donates over $1.43 million to Fight the Novel Coronavirus

SHANGHAI, Feb. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — As the novel coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan spreads, Sunon Charity Foundation acted quickly and in unity to fight against this disease. On January 28, Sunon provided an initial $1.43million to relief and containment efforts. Leveraging its global network and rapid response platform, it supplied over 120,000 face masks after the outbreak.

Sunon Donation Timeline

Sunon’s donation is going directly to support the current priorities of frontline health care workers in the battle against the coronavirus epidemic and to help address a severe shortage.

“In the face of this emergency, Sunon is standing firmly with the whole country. We Sunon as a company bears a social responsibility and we will do more to contain the spread of this epidemic. Moreover, I think nonprofit collaborations are more effective and efficient. Shared resources and collective influence will achieve a broader effect,” said Zheng Mingzhi, Sunon Foundation’s chairman, at the donation ceremony.

The public health emergency drove an explosive demand for the medical supplies and buying surgical masks, protective goggles or others has become a challenge around the globe.

Sunon Donated $1.43 million to Zhejiang Glory Society.

“Our team is working together around the clock. Some were looking for quality medical suppliers overseas during the past few days to ensure sustainable supply. Some foreign partners have also provided necessary assistance and offered help with purchase for medical protective supplies. All of these are voluntary actions,” said Cindy, Managing Director of Sunon’s International Business Center. She added that “Right now we are still trying our best to use every possible channel domestically and overseas and will purchase more medical supplies”.

Till now, Sunon purchased 10,000 masks and 965 protective suits from India, 22,000 masks from the United Arab Emirates, 4,700 protective suits from South Africa, and over 6,400 suits from Brazil. Sunon’s team is still racing to buy more available protective masks and suits.

Sunon Donated Surgical Masks to Frontline Hospitals.

As a leading office solution supplier, Sunon is committed to achieving growth through sustainable practices and taking care of public health. Making a positive impact on society and creating a healthier and happier environment are two integral parts of its day-to-day work. Close collaboration with the government, global partners and civil society is Sunon’s commitment to shoulder its social responsibility and continue its efforts to combat this emerging epidemic.

About Sunon Charity Foundation

Sunon Charity Foundation is known for its work on philanthropy. For the past nine years, the Foundation has made several grants to disaster relief and emergency assistance. After the 2008 Wenchuan Earthquake and the 2013 Ya’an Earthquake, four hundred and thirty thousand dollars and two hundred and ninety thousand dollars were separately donated to build two kindergartens. In 2019, it contributed two hundred and ninety thousand dollars to help families affected by Typhoon Lekima rebuild homes.

To learn more about Sunon, please visit www.sunonglobal.com.

Photo – https://mma.prnewswire.com/media/1091582/1.jpg
Photo – https://mma.prnewswire.com/media/1091581/2.jpg
Photo – https://mma.prnewswire.com/media/1091583/3.jpg

ZTE Releases Industry Unique SuperDSS Solution for Tri-RAT Dynamic Spectrum Sharing

SHENZHEN, China, Feb. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — ZTE Corporation (0763.HK / 000063.SZ), a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, today released its SuperDSS solution, the industry’s unique solution for tri-RAT dynamic spectrum sharing. It is a big innovation step forward of the Magic Radio Pro solution in the 5G era to achieve multi-RAT spectrum sharing when legacy FDD bands are getting refarmed for 5G. Capable of dynamic spectrum sharing among both 2G/4G/5G and 3G/4G/5G, SuperDSS is an ideal way of fast 5G deployment and at the same time offering legacy voice service experiences over 1800MHz or 2100MHz band, so as to maximize spectrum return on investment.

ZTE leverages its cutting-edge technologies and rich commercial deployment experiences in the field of spectrum sharing to launch this tri-RAT dynamic spectrum sharing solution, as a part of its famous Magic Radio Pro solution, in addition to the dual-RAT ones, offering operators with much more flexibility of 5G deployment, leading technology innovation in this field once again.

ZTE’s SuperDSS supports 2G/4G/5G or 3G/4G/5G full dynamic sharing at the same time over 1800MHz or 2100MHz band, for use of spectrum also by 2G or 3G on demand while giving as many spectrum resources as possible for LTE and NR, which offers both legacy voice service and 5G service with optimal balance. Taking 20MHz bandwidth as an example, at least one UMTS carrier is reserved for UMTS users’ voice requirement, so the 4G/5G DSS can only be performed in 15MHz bandwidth, while with ZTE SuperDSS, 3G, 4G and 5G can share all of the 20MHz bandwidth, and the UMTS carrier bandwidth can be adjusted in real time according to service requirements.

ZTE Magic Radio Pro solution is the industry’s most comprehensive multi-RAT dynamic spectrum sharing solution, offering dynamic spectrum sharing for up to seven scenarios with five radio access technologies (GSM, UMTS, LTE, NB-IoT and NR). As a leader of innovation in this field, ZTE has accumulated rich experiences in multi-RAT dynamic spectrum sharing since 2014, helping operators improve user experiences and market competitiveness and enabling smooth phase-out of legacy technologies and smooth phase-in of new ones with great improvement of investment efficiency for the operators.

ZTE is a provider of advanced telecommunications systems, mobile devices and enterprise technology solutions to consumers, operators, companies and public sector customers. As a part of ZTE’s strategy, the company is committed to providing customers with integrated end-to-end innovations to deliver excellence and value as the telecommunications and information technology sectors converge. Listed in the stock exchanges of Hong Kong and Shenzhen (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ), ZTE sells its products and services in more than 160 countries.

Media Contacts:
Margaret Ma
ZTE Corporation
Tel: +86 755 26775189
Email: ma.gaili@zte.com.cn

Valencia Region Keen To Collaborate More with Moroccan Companies, President

Casablanca – The Valencia region aspires to further strengthen its collaboration with Moroccan companies, said, on Tuesday in Casablanca, head of local government of the Valencia region Ximo Puig.

“Valencia is an open community which has always shown a dynamism in exports and which wishes to establish a real policy of collaboration with Moroccan companies”, underlined Puig at an entrepreneurial meeting organized by the Moroccan employers’ bodies (CGEM) aimed at bringing together Valencia’s businessmen and their Moroccan counterparts.

Puig noted that the region has become a hub for developing trade and commercial activities, pointing out that “commercial relations can only be developed if there is reciprocity, complicity and cooperation”.

To associate oneself with the community of Valencia means also to collaborate with an industrial region which has experienced strong growth in Spain despite all economic uncertainties, he said, adding that international trade links are part of the DNA of Valencian companies.

Highlighting the strong industrial potential of Valencia, Puig expressed the ambition of his region to be a partner of reference in this industrialization process taking place in Morocco.

Regarding the tertiary sector, he noted that the community of Valencia is characterized by its competitive services sector, adding that the region has become more dynamic in recent years with annual growth rates that break records in terms of the number of visitors and tourists.

For his part, President of the Morocco-Spain Economic Council Salaheddine Kadmiri underlined the vital dynamism of the Valencia region, noting that it represents the typical example of integrated development.

In this regard, he emphasized the industrial success of the region, noting that it is profitable in the long term and helps with the sustainability of companies.

Source: Agency Morocaine De Presse

European Commission Welcomes Morocco’s Tax Reform

Brussels – The European Commission praised on Tuesday Morocco’s tax reform efforts.

“The European Commission greatly appreciates the efforts undertaken by Morocco to eliminate any contradiction between international standards and the Moroccan tax system”, said Paolo Gentiloni, European Commissioner for Economy, noting that “our cooperation on this subject remains very close”.

The European Commissioner made it clear that even if Morocco is still on the “gray” list of taxation at the EU level, this is not is not indicative of a lack of commitment or ambition in this direction.

“We welcome the reforms introduced by Morocco in the 2020 appropriation bill, which amend three preferential tax regimes that had been considered harmful by the European Union”, said Gentiloni.

“Morocco has not yet left the gray list and the reason is simply that the European Commission is awaiting the finalization of the OECD assessment of the Casablanca Finance City tax system,” he insisted.

He explained that “when the EU and the OECD assess the same measures in parallel, the European Commission always waits for the conclusion of the OECD procedure before formalizing its decision”, noting that “if the OECD concludes its procedure as planned, it is very likely that the European Union will permanently remove Morocco from the gray list in its next update in October”.

For the European Union, he went on to say, Morocco is much more than a neighboring country. “It is a friendly country and a key partner in many areas,” he said, adding that he is “very optimistic that we will soon be able to close this chapter for good and focus on deepening our partnership.”

The European Commissioner also recalled the commitments made during the last Morocco-EU Association Council in June 2019, which laid the groundwork for the “Euro-Moroccan partnership of shared prosperity”.

He stressed that “the idea is to work for a gradual economic integration between Morocco and the EU, as well as for inclusive, equitable and sustainable development”.

Source: Agency Morocaine De Presse